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the clal engs. >> and beauty comes with good energy and this woman is full of good energy. >> and confidence. >> you talked a lot about that. >> exactly. >> you are one of the most grounded people, a lot of confidence. ann, let me turn to you. when it comes to beauty, why do you think it is that some of us feel we have to conform to a standard of beauty? and you are very open about the fact that you don't have to, that beauty is who you are and what you make of it. >> right. well, i think when i was younger, i was very focused on looking like that person or having that woman's legs, and as i've gotten older, i want my appearance to reflect who i am on the inside. and also for me beauty is much about health and nutrition, taking care of myself now versus the quick fix diet. >> and beauty personally as opposed to beauty professionally one and the same? >> for me, yes. >> and i would imagine for all of you very important for you, real quick, to talk about diversity in the book and how beauty transforms and transcends all these different platforms. >> it's not about looking li
was it about this story that made you dedicate so much time and energy to getting him a second chance? >> listen, like most kids growing up, a lot of boys grow up dreaming of playing major league baseball. i was one of them, but i wasn't good enough. here's adam, a guy who gets up to the plate, this close to having his dream fulfilled and taken from him in an instant. and that's always been burned in my mind. >> it's a long shot, matt, he's 31 years old, is that right? and that's an age that most teams don't give someone a second shot. are you worried this doesn't have a happy ending? >> well, of course. i mean, when i first started this i was given probably a 1% chance of making this happen, you know. but that wasn't going to stop us. once i met this guy and saw how hard he was working and the elite shape that he's in, he's in better shape than most major leaguers out there right now. so i knew it and i wanted to put the spotlight on adam because i knew if teams would start taking a look at him because of the media attention, they would see -- >> here's the problem. it's real life, i
is several hours later for after-school sports and they don't have the energy to be able to do that. >> reporter: the "we are hungry" video has gotten more than 100,000 views since it was posted last week, a strong message from students who find their new lunch program hard to swallow. now in response to the parody a representative for the usda told nbc news the amount of food on a kid's plate is not much different than in years past. it's simply healthier. the new standards were developed using the latest science at the institute of medicine which determined the appropriate amount of calories. you know, savannah, the white house pints out that most students 850 calories will be enough, and we're talking about fighting incidents of obesity. >> for student athletes if it's a concern they can bring a snack from home. mara schiavocampo, thanks very much. >> coming up next, brian williams with mitt romney talking about what romney would do to fix our schools, right after this. [ phil ] i have a toyota camry hybrid. [ man ] tell me about that. [ phil ] katie and i talked about really com
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